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Mountains and Glaciers of Southern Argentina and Chile, El Chalten to Ushuaia

offered by supplier M20605 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 13 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 16 people
Destination(s): Argentina   Chile  
Specialty Categories: National Parks   Glacier Tours  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2055 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2055 US Dollar (USD)

Explore remote Southern Patagonia on this 13-day adventure. Discover some of South Americas finest national parks including the Los Glaciers National Park, home to some of the worlds most stunning ice formations, Torres Del Paine National Park famous for its granite pillars, lakes and mountains and Tierra Del Fuego National Park, located in one of the most Southern regions of the world. This is tour of overwhelming natural beauty!

Tour Itinerary:

Days 1–4: After arriving into El Calafate you will be met at the airport and transferred to El Chalten, located in the stunning Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, and nestled quietly under the imposing peaks of Mount Fitzroy, named after the captain of the Beagle, who navigated Darwin’s Expedition of the area in 1834. We take a boat trip across the lake to the Viedma Glacier, the largest in Argentina, where we will have the opportunity to explore ice caves and take a walk atop this mighty ice sheet.

After some time at leisure to explore the El Chalten region and its many walking tracks we take a short drive around Lake Argentina to the town of El Calafate, our base to visit the impressive Perito Moreno glacier, one of the earths most dynamic and accessible ice fields. Visiting the glacier we can witness from a series of walkways huge chucks of ice breaking free from the face of the glacier and crashing with a mighty roar into the water. A boat trip along the face of the glacier gives us the opportunity to admire its impressive height that reaches at points to 100 meters from the water level and stretches 5 kilometers from edge to edge.

Days 5–8: Crossing into Chile we arrive at Torres Del Paine National Park where we meet our support crew and vehicle. Camping on the edge of the picturesque Lake Pehoe under the constant watch of the towering granite peaks and circling condors this will be our base to explore what is to many South Americas finest national park. Enjoy day hikes through emerald forests, to magnificent glaciers, along alpine rivers and lakes, with picturesque mountain vistas while in this area of unparalleled beauty. Each day returning to comfort of our camp and a freshly prepared meal.

Days 9-13: Having spent four nights inside Torres Del Paine National Park we drive south to Punta Arenas stopping on the way to visit Seno Otway penguin colony, home to approximately 6000 breeding pairs. Continuing across the Straights of Magellan we will arrive into the most southerly city in the world, Ushuaia, and our final destination. Enjoy an afternoon boat trip on the Beagle Channel and a days walking in the Tierra Del Fuego National Park finally ending the tour with a meal at one of Ushuaia’s great port side seafood restaurants.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 12 nights accommodation – 8 nights in comfortable tourist class hotels and guesthouses, 4 nights fully serviced camping
- Transport in our custom built all-terrain expedition vehicles
- 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 7 dinners
- Expert Western tour leader and local guides throughout
- Experienced Western driver/mechanic
- Services of cook and camp help while camping
- Arrival transfer from El Calafate airport to El Chalten
- All National Park Entrance fees
- Viedma Glacier day trip – El Chalten
- Day Walks - El Chalten
- Moreno Glacier day trip – El Calafate
- Day hikes including Catamaran Crossing – Torres Del Paine
- Seno Otway Penguin Colony
- Crossing of Straights of Magellan
- Beagle Channel Boat trip – Ushuaia
- Day trip to Tierra Del Fuego National Park - Ushuaia.

Price Excludes:
- Local payment 750 USD.

Note: Upgrade options are available for people not wanting to camp, contact us for more information.

Supplier Information
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Location: England
Joined InfoHub: Nov 2010
Client Request Served: 2

We offer small group overland trips is custom built, deluxe expeditions vehicles throughout South America including the more off-the-beaten-track areas, ranging from 12 to 26 days. Also, custom designed tours for individuals or small groups which we can tailor to your exact needs. With over 14 years experience running...

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